MMV – Psalm 51

Psalm 51

For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba.

Have mercy on me, O God,
    according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
    blot out my transgressions.
Wash away all my iniquity
    and cleanse me from my sin.

For I know my transgressions,
    and my sin is always before me.
Against you, you only, have I sinned
    and done what is evil in your sight;
so you are right in your verdict
    and justified when you judge.
Surely I was sinful at birth,
    sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb;
    you taught me wisdom in that secret place.

Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
    wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness;
    let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
Hide your face from my sins
    and blot out all my iniquity.

10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
    and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence
    or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
    and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
    so that sinners will turn back to you.
14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
    you who are God my Savior,
    and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.
15 Open my lips, Lord,
    and my mouth will declare your praise.
16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;
    you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
17 My sacrifice, O God, is[b] a broken spirit;
    a broken and contrite heart
    you, God, will not despise.

18 May it please you to prosper Zion,
    to build up the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then you will delight in the sacrifices of the righteous,
    in burnt offerings offered whole;
    then bulls will be offered on your altar.

5 comments on “MMV – Psalm 51
  1. Ankit says:

    Oh Sandra…this is beautiful. I am sorry I miessd the first three days. I hope to get my internet back in a couple of days so I want to join. I loved your inspiration today. Thanks so much for this. You really bless me my sister. Love,Sherry

  2. j’ai eu la chance de cotoyer Daniel pendant 3 ans à l’UEREPS de Nice et de bénéficier de son enseignement (j’ai donc participé à son labo…) Grand respect et bcp d’admiration pour cet homme qui m’a beaucoup apporté. Bcp de magnifiques souvenirs. Toulon, c’est aussi ça, ce qui rend d’autant plus désespérante la comm’ de MB. J.S

  3. Oops – poor comprehension on MY part now! I missed your comment about “civil unions for all”, so thought you meant no secular marriage at all. I wrote a page basically agreeing with you 🙂

  4. A recent study I read about in a newspaper (I forget which one) noted that men are much happier with their wive’s body than the wives are with their own. I hate to say it, but the media is that powerful. The pictures they show and the people they choose to show is propaganda, whether intentional or not.

  5. I feel bad for Mathews, he has clearly lost his mind. I guess he was finally pushed over the edge when Obama denied his request for an interview. I have heard him say some crazy things before but those were the rantings of a broken, mad man, and he is going to give himself a stroke getting all worked up like that.

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